Biography of Alexander W. Baker
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Baker, Alexander W., Brasher, a veterinary surgeon, was born in North Georgetown, Quebec, October 28, 1844. His was George W. Baker of Burlington, Vt., a farmer and justice of the peace who died there June 7, 1863, aged sixty two years. The wife of the latter was Mary Ann De Boovis, a native of France, who died in 1872 aged sixty eight years. Naham Baker, father of George, was born in Massachusetts, April 9, 1762, and married Rhoda Adams, born in Farmington. Conn., February 19, 1769. They were married October 20, 1792, and had two children: George W. and Rhoda, Maria, Naham died October 12, 1821, and his wife April 11, 1852. Their son George W was born November 11, 1801, and the daughter, Rhoda M., was born Novamber 11, 1803. Naham served in Revolution and was at Bunker Hill. He was one of the sentry guards over Major Andre the night before he was executed. The Bakers and Adams were from Puritan stock and can trace their lineage back to the landing of the Mayflower. The grandmother was connected to both Presidents J. Q. and John Adams. Our subject, Alexander W., was reared in Canada until his twentieth year and learned blacksmithing and then studied veterinary surgery at Ottawa. He located at North Lawrence, this county, for about a year, then came to Brasber Falls and carried on blacksmithing in connection with his profession. He is the only veterinary surgeon in this section of the county, and he has by patience and industry accumulated a nice property. He married in 1863, Eliza March, a native of Canada, born in Elgin, Huntington county, June 22, 1840. Her father was from Ireland, and her mother was born in Franklin county, of Irish parentage. Mr. and Mrs. Baker have had six children, five surviving: George A,, born December 28, 1864, who is also a blacksmith and veterinary surgeon; Agnes E., born August 22, 1866; Frank J., born June 2, 1872, also a blacksmith; Anna E., born February 22, 1875; and May B., born May 17, 1877. Mr. Baker and his sons are Republicans.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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